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Bigger Workshop Zone at CV Show

A bigger, better and busier Workshop Zone will be one of the key attractions at this year’s CV Show, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from April 26-28.

This year sees the largest ever Workshop Zone in Hall 4. Visitors will get to see an all-encompassing shop window, featuring  hundreds of exhibitors that span the whole automotive aftermarket and CV maintenance sector.


From original equipment components and replacement parts to the very latest in maintenance management systems, garage and body shop equipment, the Workshop Zone will play host to exhibitors who can provide it all.

CV Show Director, Rob Skelton, said: “With compliance being a more important issue  than ever and the need for regular maintenance being vital for operators of light or heavy commercial vehicles, high maintenance standards are critical for all operators in the commercial vehicle sector, from the lightest of vans to the heaviest of plant. With the Workshop Zone, we wanted to bring all of those elements together in one focused area of the show, making it easier for visitors to meet potential suppliers and compare services and costs.”

Leading exhibitors in the Workshop Zone include AC Hydraulic, Blitz Rotary, Bowmonk, CGE, Cormach, DEA-Worky, Eclipse, Gemco, Maha, National Windscreens, PichlerTOOLS , Pro-Align, Somers Totalkare, Serenco, Sykes-Pickavant, Tecalemit, Thermobile, Turnkey Instruments, Valeo and V-Tec.

There’ll also be impressive stands from vehicle wash equipment suppliers, such as Istobal, Karcher, Washtec and Wilcomatic.

The Workshop Zone at the CV Show is supported by both the Garage Equipment Association (GEA) and the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).

Another area of the CV business that will be well represented this year is the tyre industry. The right choice of tyre is critical to efficient commercial vehicle operation at all ends of the market, with running costs and safety being the key considerations for most operators.

Visitors will be able to see the latest ranges from manufacturers Aeolus, Bridgestone, Continental, Double Coin, Goodyear, Hankook, GITI, Pirelli and Sailun.

Also present will be independent tyre wholesaler RH Claydon and Bandvulc Group with its high quality re-treads. ATS-Euromaster and Kwik-Fit also have stands at the Show and will present their specialist maintenance and repair services, all designed to improve fleet performance.

The future of the CV industry will also play a major part in this year’s show, which once again plays host to the Manufacturing Institute’s ‘Make It’ Challenge. This year’s challenge will run on each day of the show, and will give 140 12-14 year old students the opportunity to see what makes the industry move, including areas such as safety, efficiency and telematics.  The students will be tasked with designing, building and ultimately presenting  their idea to a team of industry ‘dragons’.

The CV Show is the largest and most comprehensive road transport event staged in Britain, catering for every operator’s business needs. It will take place in Halls 3a, 4 and 5 at the NEC in Birmingham from 26 -28 April.

Visitors can register for their free ticket at